Integrated Implant Makes It Easier to Control the Brain With Light


Almost a decade ago, Stanford University researchers jump-started a new field of study when they genetically altered brain cells, shone light on them, and demonstrated that they could control the modified neurons. This brain-control technique, called optogenetics, has since taken off at labs around the world and could lead to breakthroughs for Parkinson’s disease, addiction, depression, and spinal-cord injuries. [Read More]